In today’s guest post, Kasia Repeta of Duke University Press focuses on the often-overlooked issue of bias against those who speak English with an accent and urges us all to be more inclusive.
Can an online dictionary combining wiki and search do better? In some ways, yes. In others, there’s still the intractable problems of English to solve.
With the largest English-language countries emerging in Asia and billions of people acquiring English language skills, what will the future hold? Are we losing more than we’re gaining? Or gaining something that has eluded our predecessors for centuries?
Words persist, but the form they take can change something fundamental in their meaning.
Should publishers endorse commercial editing services?